Recently published research by Venture Development Corporation (VDC) indicates that the revenue growth of the market for unbundled software development tools continues to be inhibited as developers have an increasing number of integrated offering choices from vendors participating in adjacent markets. VDC defines unbundled (or standalone) software development tools as compilers, debuggers, editors, IDEs, and other related tools sold separately from an operating system or other products.
As developers’ project demands continue to become more complex, the need for advanced, integrated development solutions will present additional incentives for embedded solutions vendors to expand the scope and flexibility of their product offerings.
Adapting to these changing demands, traditional standalone tool vendors continue to migrate to other complementary markets that include operating systems, software modeling tools, etc. As a result, many alternative supply channels have emerged for developers.
Venture Development Corporation (VDC) is an independent technology market research and strategy consulting firm that specializes in a number of datacom/telecom, component, industrial, retail automation, RFID, AIDC, embedded, and defense markets. VDC has been operating since 1971, when graduates of the Harvard Business School and Massachusetts Institute of Technology founded the firm. Today, we employ a talented collection of analysts and consultants who offer a rare combination of expertise in the market research process; experience in technology product and program management; and formal training in engineering and marketing. VDC’s clients include thousands of the largest and fastest-growing technology suppliers in the world and the most successful investors participating in the markets we cover.